Accountant Graduate Trainee Cover Letter

Author: Category: Category: Cover Letters Date: 9th January, 2014

This page provides an example graduate trainee cover letter for the accounting industry.  To learn more about the accounting industry, starting salaries and interview preparation, view our main accounting industry page here.

Accountant Graduate Cover Letter:

Jane Bloggs
Recruitment Manager

Joe Bloggs
Date: 17th September 2013

Ref: 987654. Graduate Accountant Trainee Vacancy, 12th September, Monster.

Accurate, highly numerate, IT enabled  and dynamic accounting graduate 

[Attention. Capture attention in paragraph 1]

In your job posting, you indicated that you were primarily looking for a numerate, accurate and dynamic graduate with great relationship building skills who can partner effectively with managers in the business. Well, I have a 2:1 degree and have performed several internships during my degree where I was required to provide, accurate and timely financial analysis and to present this to non financial managers – and so I have exhibited the primary skills needed for this role. Please find my CV and Cover letter to both apply for and justify why I am ideally suited to this role.

[Interest. Develop interest by showing how you match their requirements in paragraph 2]

Your job advert wanted candidates who have specific skills in: financial analysis, Sage accounting software, and report writing. Well, the project that best reflects my combined skills in this area was during summer 2012 where I prepared detailed financial analysis using (Sage Accounting software) and a report for the local semi-professional cricket club to support their bid for loan capital to build a new clubhouse and stand. I have several other examples of achievements in this area which you can read on my CV and would be pleased to explain at interview.

[Desire. Build desire by creating a sense of scarcity in paragraph 3] 

You should be aware that I am not just the run-of-the-mill graduate. I have key qualities that set me apart from the rest and which show that I have very high levels of self motivation, such as I raised £10,000 doing a sponsored ascent of Kilimanjaro in 2012 and I represented my country in badminton when I was 16.

[Culture fit. Show how you fit the team culture in paragraph 4]

I noticed on your company blog that your finance team are big fans of mountain biking. I too enjoy  competitive mountain biking and may share some personal affinity with your team as a result.

[Call to action in paragraph 5]

As  you can see I am excited about this opportunity and am keen to show that I am the graduate who can really make a difference to your business. Please read my resume and I draw your attention to my third year project in Small Business Finance Strategies which fits well with your specialism in advising small businesses. I do look forward to hearing from you!

Yours sincerely,


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